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Messi hat-trick seals Barca’s 25th title in style

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Barcelona claimed their 25th La Liga title on Sunday as a Lionel Messi hat-trick secured a thrilling 4-2 victory at Deportivo La Coruna that wrapped up the league with four matches to spare. Ernesto Valverde’s men completed a league and cup double after thrashing Sevilla 5-0 …

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Iniesta to leave Barcelona at the end of the season

Barcelona, Spain | AFP |  Andres Iniesta confirmed on Friday he will leave Barcelona at the end of the season, bringing the curtain down on a phenomenally successful career at the club, but said a move to China is yet to be finalised. In a press conference attended by members …

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Atletico draw to leave Barcelona even closer to title

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Atletico Madrid warmed up for their Europa League clash with Arsenal by playing out a 0-0 draw with in-form Betis in La Liga on Sunday, a result that left Barcelona closer still to the Spanish title. Antoine Griezmann was left out of the starting line-up …

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Barca set new La Liga record after 39 games unbeaten

2414, Spain | AFP | Barcelona set a new La Liga record by extending their unbeaten run to 39 games with a 2-1 victory over Valencia on Saturday. Luis Suarez and Samuel Umtiti were both on target as Barca passed the 38 matches Real Sociedad managed without defeat between 1979 …

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UN body names Messi responsible tourism ambassador

Madrid, Spain | AFP | The UN World Tourism Organization said Monday it has appointed FC Barcelona’s Argentine star Lionel Messi as an ambassador to promote responsible tourism. “During my travels I have had the opportunity to know other cultures and societies as well as other ways to see the …

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